1E Newsletter: Week of May 8th

What's going on in 1st grade!

This Week...

Sunday: Writer's CAFE!- 8:10am-8:50am in the classroom, World Language, Library

Monday: DANCE Day, MSArabic/Explore, PE, Music

Tuesday: EXERCISE Day, Art (12:30 dismissal)

Wednesday: FRIENDSHIP Day, PE, Technology

Thursday: 5th GRADE Play Day,Music, 5th Grade Play- Mulan, ASA's finish

Writer's Cafe

See you for Writer's Cafe at Sunday from 8:10am-8:50am in the classroom! We are excited to share our poems and sing a song for you. I will record everything and upload it to our Google Drive folder.

Gates-MacGinitie Testing for Reading

We are administering the second round of Gates testing in first grade. Thank you for making sure your child gets a good night's sleep and a eats a good breakfast. There is nothing to do to prepare for this except to sleep well, eat well, and be ready for school :)

5th Grade Play: Mulan

Tickets for Mulan are on sale in the elementary office for 20QR.

There are two shows: May 11 at 6:00pm and May 12 at 7:00pm.

Come on out and support ASD theatre.

A-Z Countdown

We are doing a fun activity to celebrate the end of the year in 1st grade. For the last 26 days of school we will be doing something for each letter of the alphabet. A hard copy of this will come home on Sunday, but here is a snapshot of what we are doing. Some things will be done just at school and other things students will need to wear something special from home (i.e. T day= wear your favorite t-shirt to school). It's a great motivator and countdown till the end of the school year!
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Social Studies

We are starting a new unit in Social Studies on My Community Then and Now:


  • Tools and techniques
  • How to tools help us
  • Comparing tools then and now
  • Tool hunt around the school

ASD Fine Arts Fair

Starting May 1st, enjoy 19 days of beautiful student artwork.

Random selections from PreK4-IB art are on display in the ES main corridor and the HS Fine Arts area so you may take a quick glance at what’s happening in the art rooms at ASD.


The students are very proud of the work they have created and we hope you take a moment to explore our galleries.

Collecting Cardboard for Explore Time

We are still collecting cardboard boxes such as cereal boxes/pasta boxes/etc. and toilet paper/paper towel rolls. The students love to build and create things with them during explore time and we are going through them pretty fast. A big Thank You to everyone who has sent items in-- we are still looking for more! Please send in your unwanted cardboard packaging so we can create with it in class!

Upcoming Dates

May 1-17- PK-12 Art Show

May 8- 1st Grade Writer’s Café

May 12- 5th Grade Play

May 17- KG Music Concert

May 19- Volunteer Breakfast, Last day to check-out Library books

May 22- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development

May 24- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

May 26- Assistant Appreciation Lunch, ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS DUE

June 5- Step-Up Day

June 7- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

June 9- Last Day Assembly

June 9- Last Day of School, Report Cards go home